Bravo has tapped Karlie Kloss and former winner Christian Siriano as host and mentor respectively for its “Project Runway” reboot, the network announced on Wednesday.
They will be joined on the new iteration of the fashion design competition by returning judge Nina Garcia, fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth.
Kloss and Siriano, who took home the trophy on the fourth season of the show, will step in for Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, who exited the show last month for a new fashion-centric reality TV project at Amazon.
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“Runway” is set to return to its original home on Bravo in 2019 after shifting to Lifetime for its eighth season. The show’s original production company, Magical Elves, which also produces “Top Chef,” is also set to return to the franchise.
“As someone who grew up watching ‘Project Runway,’ I could not be more excited to host and produce a series that provides a platform to aspiring American designers as they pursue their creative and entrepreneurial dreams,” said Kloss. “I am equally as thrilled to work alongside an incredibly talented group of fashion innovators — Brandon Maxwell, Elaine Welteroth, Nina Garcia and Christian Siriano — to inspire, support and help guide these designers as they realize their visions and build everlasting brands and businesses.”
“‘Project Runway’ has offered such wonderful opportunities for so many and I’m excited to take on this role as a mentor,” said Siriano. “I hope to guide and inspire the new talent on the rise.”
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“These are the perfect faces for the new ‘Project Runway,’ as we recalibrate for a new generation of fashion enthusiasts,” added Shari Levine, executive vice president of current production for Bravo. “They are entrepreneurs and trailblazers with tremendous reach inside and outside the fashion industry, and give Bravo and our producing partners, Magical Elves and Lantern Entertainment, the right fuel to reenergize the franchise.”